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André Brasilier was born into an artistic family in Saumur, France. His father, Jacques Brasilier, was closely affiliated with the Symbolist movement, joining the studio of the celebrated Alphonse Mucha. His mother, Alice Chaumont, was a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. At the age of twenty, André Brasilier went to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1952 he received a grant from the Florence Blumenthal Foundation, and in the following year, when he  was only 23,...
Topic: André Brasilier (1929 - )
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Mar 22, 2019
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(Čačak, 1873 – Valjevo 1915) She was born in Čačak in 1873 and died in Valjevo in 1915. She moved to Belgrade with her family in 1884. She graduated from the Women’s College in Belgrade in 1891. In the following year she passed her examination for a drawing teacher in secondary schools and became a student in the studio of the painter Djordje Krstić. She attended classes in the private art school of Kirilo Kutlik in 1896/97. In 1898 she started her art education in the studio of...
Topic: Nadežda Petrović (1873 - 1915)
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Mar 22, 2019
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Chaïm Soutine (13 January 1893 – 9 August 1943) was a Russian-French painter of Jewish origin.Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. Inspired by classic painting in the European tradition, exemplified by the works of Rembrandt, Chardin and Courbet, Soutine developed an individual style more concerned with shape, color, and texture over representation, which served as a bridge between more traditional approaches and the developing form of...
Topic: Chaim Soutine (1893 - 1943)
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Mar 21, 2019
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Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909 – July 3, 1977) was an American painter based in Chicago. Called "the queen of the bohemian artists", Abercrombie was involved in the Chicago jazz scene[ and was friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan, whose music inspired her own creative work. Abercrombie was born on February 17, 1909, in Austin, Texas. Her parents, Tom and Lula Janes Abercrombie, were traveling opera singers who happened to be in...
Topic: Gertrude Abercrombie (1909 - 1978)
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Mar 20, 2019
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Bernard Buffet (French: [byfɛ]; 10 July 1928 – 4 October 1999) was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group L'homme Témoin (the Witness-Man). Buffet was born in Paris, France, and studied art there at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of the Fine Arts) and worked in the studio of the painter Eugène Narbonne. Among his classmates were Maurice Boitel and Louis Vuillermoz. Sustained by the picture-dealer Maurice Garnier,...
Topic: Bernard Buffet (1928 - 1999)
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Mar 20, 2019
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Alfred Sisley (/ˈsɪsli/; French: [sislɛ]; 30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He deviated into figure painting only rarely and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, found that Impressionism fulfilled his artistic needs. Among his important works are a series...
Topic: Alfred Sisley (1839 - 1899)
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Mar 20, 2019
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ulian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American painter and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention  for his "plate paintings"—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates. Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He has won the award for best director at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, a...
Topic: Julian Schnabel (1951 - )
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Mar 20, 2019
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Eduardo Arroyo is today considered one of the great Spanish painters of his generation. Born in 1937 in Madrid and connected with the Narrative Figuration movement that developed in Europe in the early 1960s, he has painted humanity through a play of images that come from society as well as history, the history of art and literature. Eduardo Arroyo is also a writer and uses fragmented narration with humor and a taste for paradox. The result is an extremely constructed pictorial work which...
Topic: Eduardo Arroyo (1937 - 2018)
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Mar 20, 2019
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As one of the leading poster designers in history, Julius Klinger is responsible for developing many of the principles of design still used  today. As a writer and educator, he devoted himself to creating a universal model of design based upon principles of negative space, simplification of form and colour, and the power of visual symbols. More importantly, Klinger sought to reconcile the applied arts with commerce and industry by reevaluating the role of the graphic artist in society. Klinger...
Topic: Julius Klinger (1876–1942)
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Mar 19, 2019
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Louis Valtat (French: [valta]; 8 August 1869 – 2 January 1952) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves ("the wild bea sts", so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne.[1] He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse. Louis Valtat was born on 8 August 1869 in Dieppe,[2] in the Normandy region of France, into a wealthy family of ship owners. Valtat spent many of...
Topic: Louis Valtat (1869 - 1952)
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Mar 19, 2019
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Kiki Smith (born January 18, 1954) is a West German-born American artist[1] whose work has addressed the themes of sex, birth and regeneration. Her figurative work of the late 1980s and early 1990s confronted subjects such as AIDS and gender, while recent works have depicted the human condition in relationship to nature. Smith lives and works in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. Smith's father was artist Tony Smith and her mother was actress and opera singer  Jane Lawrence.[3]...
Topic: Kiki Smith (1954 - )
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Mar 18, 2019
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Miodrag Đurić (1933–2010), known as Dado, was a Montenegrin-born artist who spent most of his life and creative career in France. He is particularly known as a painter but was also active as an engraver, draftsman, book illustrator and sculptor. Đurić was born on 4 October 1933, in Cetinje, the historic capital of Montenegro, then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and grew up in a middle-class family. His mother, Vjera Đurić (née Kujačić), was a biology teacher, and his fath er,...
Topic: Miodrag Dado Đurić (1933–2010)
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Mar 18, 2019
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Walter Herbert Withers (22 October 1854 — 13 October 1914) was an English-born Australian landscape artist and a member of the Heidelberg School of Australian impressionists. Withers was born at Handsworth, Staffordshire, the son of Edwin Withers. He showed an early desire to paint, but objection was made to this by his father. It is not known what occupation he followed in England, his father objected to his becoming a professional painter. In 1882 he arrived in Australia with the intention...
Topic: Walter Withers (1854 - 1914)
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Mar 18, 2019
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Christian Rohlfs (November 22, 1849 – January 8, 1938) was a German painter, one of the important representatives of German expressionism. He was born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg in Prussia. He took up painting as a teenager while convalescing from an infection[1] that was eventually to lead to the amputation of a leg in 1874.[2] He began his formal artistic education in Berlin,[2] before transferring, in 1870, to the Weimar Academy.[1] Initially he painted large-scale landscapes,...
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Mar 18, 2019
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Emir Dragulj was a painter and graphic artist born near Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovnia (Yugoslavia). He graduated in 1963 from the Academy  of Fine Arts in Belgrade. ... He became a professor in the Department of Graphics of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belegrade. He has had numerous exhibitions and won several awards.
Topic: Emir Dragulj (1939 - 2002)
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Mar 18, 2019
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Edin Numankadic is one of Bosnia/Herzegovina’s few leading contemporary artists whose art has been included in the notable Ars Aevi-collection. A collection that with its 160 weighty works of art created by almost as many highly renowned international artists is regarded as the most important collection of contemporary art west of Vienna. Edin Numankadic chose to stay in occupied Sarajevo, where his own kitchen table with emergency rations, stale bread and expressive watercolours was...
Topic: Edin Numankadić ( 1948 -)
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Mar 17, 2019
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Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; September 13, 1928 – May 19, 2018) was an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE " print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for his 1970 Love sculpture and the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp. He created works in media including paper (silk screen) and Cor-ten steel. Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, as...
Topic: Robert Indiana (1929 - 2018)
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Mar 17, 2019
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Florine Stettheimer (August 19, 1871 – May 11, 1944) was an American modernist painter, feminist, theatrical costume, stage and furniture designer, poet, and salonnière. Stettheimer developed a feminine, theatrically-based painting style based on the avant-garde personalities and experiences of newly modernist New York City. She painted the first feminist nude self-portrait, executed paintings depicting controversial issues of race and sexual preference, depicted the leisure activities and...
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Mar 17, 2019
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Carlo Crivelli ( Venice c. 1430 – Ascoli Piceno 1495) was an Italian Renaissance painter of conservative Late Gothic decorative sensibility,[1] who spent his early years in the Veneto, where he absorbed influences from the Vivarini, Squarcione and Mantegna. He left the Veneto by 1458 and spent most of the remainder of his career in the March of Ancona, where he developed a distinctive personal style that contrasts with that of his Venetian contemporary Giovanni Bellini. Early life Crivelli...
Topic: Carlo Crivelli (1430 - 1495)
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Mar 17, 2019
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André Masson was born on January 4, 1896, in Balagny-sur-Thérain, a town just north of Paris. A childhood full of time in close proximity to  nature made a lasting impression on Masson, and he drew inspiration from nature and landscape imagery throughout his career. At age 11 he enrolled in the Académie royale des beaux-arts and the École des arts décoratifs in Brussels, where he studied with the Symbolist painter Constant Montald. He first encountered modern art through the work of James...
Topic: André Masson (1896 - 1987)
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Mar 17, 2019
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Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (November 10, 1859 – December 13, 1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Born in Lausanne, Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. In his early twenties he was still developing his skills as a painter when he and his new wife were encouraged by the painter François Bocion to move to the artistic community in the Montmartre  Quarter of...
Topic: Théophile Steinlen (1859 - 1923)
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Mar 17, 2019
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Miljenko Stančić (1 March 1926 – 13 May 1977) was a Croatian painter and graphic artist. He is famous for his vast painting oeuvre of Varaždin cityscapes. Along with Ljubo Ivančić, Ivan Kožarić, Valerije Michieli and Josip Vaništa, he was a member of the Grupe Petorice (Group of Five) which was active in the 1950s in Zagreb. Besides painting, he also did illustrations for newspapers, books and magazines, as well as scenography (he was a scenographer for In Agony, a play by Mi roslav...
Topic: Miljenko Stančić (1926 - 1977)
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Mar 16, 2019
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Djoko Mazalic (Bosanska Kostajnica, 1888 - Sarajevo, 1975) is one of the painters from the first generation of BH artists who studied painti ng. He graduated from the Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1910 - 1914). During his lifetime, he became accomplished as a professor, pedagogue, scholar, conservator, art historian and fine arts critic; his versatile work represents undisputed authority in the cultural life of Sarajevo almost throughout the third fourth decade of the 20th...
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Mar 16, 2019
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“Art is the highest form of hope” ~ Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden on 9th February 1932, the first child of Horst and  Hildegard Richter. A daughter, Gisela, followed four years later. They were in many respects an average middle-class family: Horst worked as a teacher at a secondary school in Dresden and Hildegard was a bookseller who liked to play the piano.1 In an interview with Robert Storr, Richter described his early family life as "simple, orderly,...
Topics: Gerhard Richter (German, 1932 - )
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Mar 16, 2019
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Ismet Mujezinović was born in Tuzla on the 2nd of December 1907. He was an only child to father Salih and mother Sadija. His father died during his early childhood and his mother remarried. His stepfather, Salko Varešaković, enrolled him on a photography course, with the intention of opening a photographic studio for him. Ismet completed his course, but on the recommendation of his tutors he continued his education, and was sent to a grammar school in Sarajevo, where professors discovered...
Topic: Ismet Mujezinović (1907 - 1984)
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Mar 16, 2019
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Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo (August 25, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Me xico.[1][2] Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction[3][4] with surrealist influences. Tamayo's Zapotec heritage is often cited as an early influence.[3] After his parents' death, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt, where he spent a lot of time working alongside her in the city's...
Topic: Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)
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Mar 16, 2019
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Starflyer 59 - Hey, Are You Listening
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Mar 16, 2019
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Jade Bird - What Am I Here For
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Mar 16, 2019
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The Brother Brothers - Siren Song
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Our Native Daughters - Slave Driver (feat. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla & Allison Russell
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Our Native Daughters -Barbados (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)
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Mar 16, 2019 vb
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Nicholas Mudd - Sailing Song
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Mar 16, 2019
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Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; 22 October 1882 – 25 May 1953) was a French British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art at the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children's book market...
Topic: Edmund Dulac (1882 - 1953)
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Mar 15, 2019
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Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 – May 25, 1937) was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim.[1] Tanner moved to Paris, France, in 1891 to study, and continued to live there after being accepted in French artistic circles.[2] His painting entitled Daniel in the Lions' Den was accepted into the 1896 Salon,[3] the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After his own self-study in art as a young man, Tanner enrolled in...
Topic: Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937)
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Mar 15, 2019
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Wayne Thiebaud (/ˈtiːboʊ/ TEE-boh; born November 15, 1920) is an American painter widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings. Thiebaud is associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists....
Topic: Wayne Thiebaud (1920 - )
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Mar 15, 2019
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Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011[1]) was an English artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult  life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s.[2] Carrington was also a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s. Carrington was born in Clayton Green, Chorley, Lancashire,[4][5] England. Her father was a wealthy textile manufacturer,[4][6] and her mother,...
Topic: Leonora Carrington (1917 - 2011)
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Mar 15, 2019
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John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was an American painter and etcher. He is considered to be one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. He was also a member of the group known as The Eight. He is best known for his urban genre scenes and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often observed through his Chelsea studio window. Sloan has been called "the premier artist of the Ashcan School who painted the inexhaustible...
Topic: John French Sloan (1871 – 1951)
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Mar 15, 2019
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Miodrag "Mića" Popović (23 June 1923 – 22 December 1996) was a Yugoslavian painter, experimental filmmaker and one of the major figures of t he Yugoslav Black Wave. Mića Popović was born on 12 June 1923 in Loznica. He finished grammar school in Belgrade. After the Second World War, most of which he spent in Belgrade working at odd jobs, he enrolled the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1946, in the class taught by Ivan Tabaković. Together with Bata Mihajlović, Petar...
Topic: Mića Popović (1923 - 1996)
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Mar 15, 2019
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Tadanori Yokoo, born in Nishiwaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, in 1936, is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. His early work shows the influence of the New York-based Push Pin Studio (Milton Glaser and Se ymour Chwast in particular), but Yokoo cites filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and writer Yukio Mishima as two of his most formative influences. In the late 1960s he became...
Topic: Tadanori Yokoo (1936 - )
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Mar 14, 2019
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Zoran Mušič (12 February 1909 – 25 May 2005), baptised as Anton Zoran Mušič, was a Slovene painter, printmaker, and draughtsman from the Karst Plateau near the Adriatic Sea. He was the only painter of Slovene descent who managed to establish himself in the elite cultural circles of Italy and France, particularly Paris, where he lived for most of his later life. He painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and self-portraits, as well as scenes of horror from the Dachau concentration camp...
Topic: Zoran Mušič (1909–2005)
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Mar 11, 2019
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Narcis Kantardžić (1958, Derventa) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in the class of Professor Milorad Čorović in 1982. In the same year he founded the Zvono group with four other graduates, which operated successfully until 1992. In 1994, he moved to Celje. He has exhibited in almost all the leading galleries and overview exhibitions of contemporary art in the former Yugoslavia. His work was presented in galleries and venues across Slovenia and internationa lly. He has...
Topic: Narcis Kantardžić (1958 - )
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Mar 10, 2019
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Gustave Loiseau (3 October 1865–10 October 1935) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, remembered above all for his landscapes and scenes of Paris streets. Early life Loiseau was born in Paris and was brought up there, and at Pontoise, by parents who owned a butchers shop. He served an apprenticeship with a decorator who was a friend of the family. In 1887, when a legacy from his grandmother allowed him to concentrate on painting, he enrolled at the École des arts décorati fs where he...
Topic: Gustave Loiseau (1865 - 1935)
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Mar 9, 2019
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Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [leʒe]; February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early  works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art. Biography Léger was born in Argentan, Orne, Lower Normandy, where his father raised cattle. Fernand Léger initially trained...
Topic: Fernand Léger (1881 1955)
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Mar 9, 2019
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Lucio Fontana (Italian: [ˈluːtʃo fonˈtaːna]; 19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor and theorist.[1] He is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism. Born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina to Italian immigrant parents, he was the son of the sculptor Luigi Fontana (1865 — 1946).[2][3] Fontana spent the first years of his life in Italy and went back to Argentina in 1905, where he stayed until 1922, working as a sculptor with his father,...
Topic: Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968)
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Mar 9, 2019
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Christian Schad (August 21, 1894 – February 25, 1982) was a German painter associated with Dada and the New Objectivity movement. Considered as a group, Schad's portraits form an extraordinary record of life in Vienna and Berlin in the years following World War I. Schad was born in Miesbach, Upper Bavaria, to a prosperous lawyer who supported him for nearly half his life.[3] He studied at the art academy in Munich in 1913. A pacifist, he fled to Switzerland in 1915 to avoid service in World...
Topic: Christian Schad (1894 - 1982)
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Mar 9, 2019
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A Flemish painter and one of the leading Flemish painters of the Netherlandish Renaissance, Van Eyck mastered the art of oil painting, which was a new invention. He is considered one of the most talented painters of 15th century Europe and is best known for his highly realistic figure painting, usually on religious subjects, and portrait art. His hallmark three-quarter pose of face together with his mastery of oils brought a startling new realism to portraiture, and made him one of the foremost...
Topic: Jan Van Eyck (1395-1441)
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Mar 9, 2019
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Jeanne Mammen (21 November 1890 – 22 April 1976) was a German painter and illustrator of the Weimar period. Her work is associated with the  New Objectivity and Symbolism movements. She is best known for her depictions of strong, sensual women[1] and Berlin city life.[2] Jeanne Mammen was born in Berlin, the daughter of a successful German merchant. She and her family moved to Paris when she was five years old. She studied art in Paris, Brussels and Rome from 1906-1911.[3] Her early work,...
Topic: Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976)
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Mar 8, 2019
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Andrew Newell Wyeth (/ˈwaɪ.ɛθ/ WY-eth; July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009) was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predomina ntly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine. Wyeth often noted: "I paint my life." One of the best-known images in...
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Mar 8, 2019
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Jan Brueghel the Elder (/ˈbruːɡəl/; also Breughel; Dutch: [ˈjɑn ˈbrøːɣəl]; 1568 – 13 January 1625) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman. He  was the son of the eminent Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. A close friend and frequent collaborator with Peter Paul Rubens, the two artists were the leading Flemish painters in the first three decades of the 17th century. Brueghel worked in many genres including history paintings, flower still lifes, allegorical and...
Topics: Jan Brueghel the Elder (Dutch, 1568 - 1625)
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Mar 8, 2019
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"One of the most important figures in the visual art of Ireland during the 20th century, Jack B Yeats' paintings of Irish life and Celtic my thology contributed to the surge of nationalism in Irish painting after the War of Independence. A fine draughtsman, his status as one of the great Irish artists of the modern era is reinforced by the fact he was the first painter from Ireland to sell a painting for £1 million.  Biography Jack Butler Yeats was born in London in 1871, the youngest...
Topic: Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957)
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Mar 8, 2019
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Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1877 - 1945)
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Mar 8, 2019
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Ivan Albright was born in 1897 not far from Chicago in North Harvey, Illinois. After World War I, he enrolled at SAIC where he studied painting from 1919 to 1923. Independently wealthy, Albright settled in Warrenville, Illinois in 1927 and devoted himself to painting. Much of Albright’s work is a combination of intense realism and garish color contrasts that have led many art historians to associate his work with magic realism. One of his most famous paintings, That Which I S hould Have Done...
Topic: Ivan Albright (1919 - 1977)
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Mar 8, 2019
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SALIM OBRALIĆ was born in Maglaj in 1945. He finished Secondary School of Applied Arts in Sarajevo in 1965, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1971, and had postgraduate studies of painting finished at the same academy in the Professor Mladen Srbinović’s class in 1974. He was a member of the Association of Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1972. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo he was selected as assistant in the drawing – graphics course in  1974, in...
Topic: Salim Obralić (1945 - 2018)
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Mar 8, 2019
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Robert Delaunay was born on April 12th 1885 in Paris. He was a French artists best known for first introducing vibrant colour to cubism and co-founding the Orphism art movement, noted for its strong use of colours and geometric shapes. Delaunay began his journey in the arts, when he failed his final exams and decided to become a painter. In 1902, his uncle sent him to Ronsin’s atelier in the Belleville district of Paris to do an apprenticeship for theatre sets. After two years of working at...
Topic: Robert Delaunay (1885 - 1941)
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Mar 8, 2019
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"Probao sam sve. Povodio sam se za svim što je bilo moda. Bio sam futurista i kubista, ekspresionista, konstruktivista, apstrahista. Hteo sa m da vidim sve, da oprobam sve, da sve propustim kroz sebe, kroz svoju paletu. Nisam pogrešio. Shvatio sam: sve je to izvan mene, moram drugim putem doći do sebe pravog... A posle svih tih godina škola, svih susreta i svih profesora, otišao sam opet u Bosnu. Sve je najednom isčezlo. Sve što sam u dugim godinama učenja i traženja bio sakupio u...
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Raoul Dufy (French: [ʁa.ul dy.fi]; 3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) was a French Fauvist painter, brother of Jean Dufy. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, scenic designer, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public. Early life Raoul Dufy was born into a large family...
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Edo Murtic (1921 – 2005) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, with professor Ljubo Babić; later he went to Belgrade to attend Petar Dobrović’s art school. During World War II he was involved as a partisan in the anti-fascist resistance; in this time he made numerous drawings with a high documentary and artistic value. Between 1951 – 1952 Murtic travelled to the USA, where he personally met Jackson Pollock, De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, James Brooks and other American...
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Baldung Grien was a 16th-century German artist who was active as a painter, printmaker and stained-glass designer. He trained in Strasbourg and completed his studies in Dürer’s workshop where he is documented around 1503. His nickname of “Grien” (green, in old German) dated from his youth when he was known for his preference for that colour. When Dürer made his second trip to Italy between 1505 and 1507, Grien remained in charge of the studio in Nuremberg as he was considered  his best...
Topic: Hans Baldung Grien (1484/5 - 1545)
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Affan Ramić (Derventa, 5. juni 1932 – Sarajevo, 19. maj 2015) bio je bosanskohercegovački slikar. Završio je Školu za primijenjenu umjetnost  u Sarajevu i Akademiju likovnih umjetnosti u Beogradu 1957. godine u klasi profesora Marka Čelebonovića. Slikarstvo je specijalizirao u Parizu 1963. i Pragu 1967. godine. Intenzivno se bavio kolažom, a u jednoj fazi koristio se filigranskim crtežom, inspirisan ornametikom starog bosanskog nakita. Dobitnik je mnogobrojnih nagrada za umjetnički...
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Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. He was born and grew up in New York City, traveling to Germany at 16 to study and perfect his art. He started his career as a cartoonist in 1894 and met with much success in this area. He was also a commercial caricaturist for 20 years for magazines and newspapers in the USA and Germany. At the age of 36,...
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Dottori was born in Perugia and studied at the city’s Accademia di Belle Arti, where he revealed himself to be a superbly accomplished draug htsman. Around 1904 he began to experiment with Divisionism (Italy’s distinctive response to Neo-Impressionism) which introduced a newfound sense of spontaneity and exuberance into his art, liberating him from the restrictions of his academic training. Dottori’s rebellious temperament made him naturally receptive to the subversive spirit of F. T....
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Milan Konjović (28 January 1898 – 20 October 1993) (Милан Коњовић) was a prominent Serbian painter whose works can be divided into six periods of artistic style. He studied in many countries abroad and lived in Paris from 1924 to 1932. His long life's work earned him many recognitions as well as a place in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, SANU). Life Milan Konjovic finished elementary and secondary school in Sombor between 1904 and...
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Arnold Böcklin (16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901) was a Swiss symbolist painter. Biography He was born in Basel. His father, Christian Frederick Böcklin (b. 1802), was descended from an old family of Schaffhausen, and engaged in the silk trade. His mother, Ursula Lippe, was a native of the same city.[1] Arnold studied at the Düsseldorf academy under Schirmer,[1] and became a friend of Anselm Feuerbach. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Schirmer, who recognized in...
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Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as...
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Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja]: born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia; 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. He was later briefly associated with Surrealism,...
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John Hoyland (1934-2011) was one of the leading British painters of his generation. As the critic William Feaver once wrote, ‘A pukka Hoyla nd is a work not of hand and eye, but of total Self.’ And it was this whole-hearted commitment to painting that characterised his six decades of work. His career was decisively influenced in the late 1950s and 1960s by his experience of American Abstract Expressionism. But as an artist and a man he was enough of an individual to be able to knowingly...
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Vangel Naumovski was born in 1924 in the Macedonian city of Ohrid (then part of Yugoslavia). He was interested in art at a young age, but this led nowhere as he left school after third grade and worked a series of odd jobs -- gardener, farmer, butcher. After a stint in the army, he enrolled in art school in Skopje in 1946, lasting a year. He then worked in a woodcarving shop in Ohrid for thirteen years. During this time he was painting, initially in a folk myth style which led to him being...
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Born 1935 in Zagreb, Croatia, the second of five children of Antun Bahunek, a noted painter. Studied at Arts-and-crafts school in his native town. Under Professor Šebalj's mentorship commenced to find a particular manner of expression and to grow into a marked painter. Since 1970 member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists and is engaged in painting professionally. Exhibited in 53 one-man shows and participated in about 370 group shows, almost all over the world. Won many recognitions...
Topic: Branko Bahunek (1935 - 2005)
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Cyril Edward Power (17 December 1872 – 25 May 1951) was an English artist best known for his linocut prints, long-standing artistic partners hip with artist Sybil Andrews and for co-founding The Grosvenor School Of Modern Art in London in 1925. He was also a successful architect and teacher. Early years and architecture Cyril Edward Power was born on 17 December 1872 in Redcliffe Street, Chelsea,[1] the eldest child of Edward William Power who encouraged him to draw from an early age. This...
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Sybil Andrews (19 April 1898 – 21 December 1992) was an English-Canadian artist who specialised in printmaking and is often remembered for h er reductionist linocuts. Life in England Born in 1898 in Bury St Edmunds, Andrews was unable to attend art school after finishing secondary school as her family lacked the funds to pay for tuition. Andrews first apprenticed as a welder and worked at an aeroplane factory during World War I, where she helped in the development of the first all-metal...
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Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French: [ɑ̃ʁi də tuluz lotʁɛk]), was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among...
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Mar 2, 2019
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One of the most prodigious and versatile of the remarkable group of artists and designers who founded and shaped the Secession movement and  the Wiener Werkstätte, Moser brought to his designing the training and temperament of an artist. He excelled in interior and exhibition design, applied arts, graphic design and, finally, as a painter. Moser was born in Vienna and studied at both the Viennese Academy (where he studying under highly respected but conservative painters) and the School of...
Topic: Koloman Moser (1868 – 1918)
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Vladimir Veličković (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Величковић; born 11 August 1935) is a prominent Serbian painter. Veličković graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Belgrade University. From 1963 to 1966, he was an assistant in Krsto Hegedušić’s master workshop in Zagreb. In 1965, he was honoured with a prize at the Biennale in Paris, where he moved to the following year and continues to live and work to this day. Veličković gained public attention in 1967 with...
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Gyula (Julius) Háry (1864–1946) was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist, best known for his detailed watercolors of picturesque scenes in Austria-Hungary and Italy. He was born in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary, and studied art at the Budapest School for Applied Arts. Háry first went to Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1884, six years after control of the province was transferred from the Ottoman Empire to Austria-Hungary under the ter ms of the 1878...
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Tamara Łempicka (born: Maria Górska; 16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980; colloquial: Tamara de Lempicka) was a Polish painter who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, and for her highly stylized paintings of nudes. Born in Warsaw, Lempicka briefly moved to Saint Petersburg where she married a prominent Polish lawyer, then travelled to Paris. She studied painting with Maurice Denis and André...
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Max Ernst  (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and  French  in 1958) painter, sculptor,  graphic artist , and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the  Dada  movement and  Surrealism . He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude toward the making of art resulted in his invention of  frottage —a technique that uses pencil rubbings of objects as a source of images— and ' grattage ', an analogous technique...
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Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267 - 1337). Florentine painter and architect. Outstanding as a painter, sculptor, and architect, Giotto was recogniz ed as the first genius of art in the Italian Renaissance. Giotto lived and worked at a time when people's minds and talents were first being freed from the shackles of medieval restraint. He dealt largely in the traditional religious subjects, but he gave these subjects an earthly, full-blooded life and force. The artist's full name was Giotto di Bondone....
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Georges Braque  ( / b r ɑː k / ;  French:  [bʁak] ; 13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century  French painter ,  collagist ,  draughtsman ,  printmaker  and  sculptor . His most important contributions to the  history of art  were in his alliance with  Fauvism  from 1906, and the role he played in the development of  Cubism . Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague  Pablo Picasso . Their respective Cubist works were...
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"James McNeill Whistler participated in the artistic ferment of Paris and London in the late nineteenth century, crafted a distinctive style  from diverse sources, and arrived at a version of Post-Impressionism in the mid-1860s, a time when most of his contemporaries in the avant-garde were still exploring Realism and Impressionism. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Whistler spent part of his youth in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where his father, a civil engineer, advised on the construction...
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Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪt͡s kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛʃər]; 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who mad e mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world; even in his native Netherlands; he was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world. His...
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Vlaho Bukovac was born on July 4, 1855 in Cavtat. Bukovac’s grandfather, the Italian seaman, Giuseppe Fagioni, taking refuge from a storm in the Cavtat harbor on one occasion, decided to stay there. He bought a small house and married Ane Kličan. The youngest of their children, Agostino, later made additions to his father’s house where he lived with his wife, Marija Perić, and his children: Jozo, Vlaho, Ane and Gjorgje. Bukovac spent his youth far away from his family home. At only eleven...
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Ljubomir Popovic (born 14 October 1934) is a Serbian surrealist painter. He considers himself to be Serbian born in Yugoslavia. He is renowned for his many erotic and unconventionally juxtaposed subject matters. Born in Tuzla, Bosnia, Ljuba studied Fine Arts in Belgrade but was shocked by the discovery of 1959 exhibition of surrealist art from the Urvater collection. In 1960, he founded the movement ‘Mediala’, meaning ‘Honey and Dragon’, to express both the concepts of desire and...
Topics: Ljubomir Ljuba Popović (Serbian, 1934 - 2016).
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born as Laurens Tadema on January 8, 1836, in the small village of Dronrijp, in Friesland in the north of the N etherlands. He was the sixth child of Pieter Jiltes Tadema (1797-1840), the village notary, who had had three sons by a previous marriage, and the third child of his mother, Hinke Dirks Brouwer (c. 1800-1863). Hinke Brouwer was the half sister of Pieter Tadema's first wife. Her first child died early and the second was Atje (c.1834-c. 1876), Laurence'...
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"Pierre Bonnard, (born October 3, 1867, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France—died January 23, 1947, Le Cannet), French painter and printmaker, member  of the group of artists called the Nabis and afterward a leader of the Intimists; he is generally regarded as one of the greatest colourists of modern art. His characteristically intimate, sunlit domestic interiors and still lifes include The Dining Room (1913) and Bowl of Fruit (c. 1933). After taking his baccalaureate, in which he distinguished...
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Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. The range of his o euvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period. He was also a teacher with a long list of students. Jean-Léon Gérôme was born at Vesoul, Haute-Saône. He went...
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Safet Zec was born in Rogatica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1943. After completing Art High School in Sarajevo, he continued his studies in Belgr ade where he graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1969. In 1972 he obtained his postgraduate diploma. He went on to become an exponent of the recent art style known as “Poetic Realism”. Since 1992 he’s been in Italy and since 1998 he has his studio in Venice near San Francesco della Vigna’s church. Exhibitions in his country and all over Europe...
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Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French, May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive ma nner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are...
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Diego Rivera, a memorable figure in 20th century art, actively painted during the 50 years from 1907 to 1957. Mexican by birth, Rivera spent  a good portion of his adult life in Europe and the United States as well as in his home in Mexico City. Early in his career, he dabbled in Cubism and later embraced Post-Impressionism, but his unique style and perspective is immediately recognizable as his own. He was involved in the world of politics as a dedicated Marxist and joined the Mexican...
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Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915), artist and art teacher, was born on 12 March 1865 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, seventh child of Alexander Fox, a  Jewish photographer from London, and his Sydney-born wife Rosette, née Phillips. Fox matriculated at 15 and took early drawing lessons from John Carter. Between 1878 and 1886 he trained at the National Gallery schools under O. R. Campbell and G. F. Folingsby, together with Rupert Bunny, McCubbin, Longstaff and Tudor St George Tucker. He won awards for...
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"Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867-1943), artist, was born on 8 April 1867 at Duneed, Victoria, fourth of five children of Charles Henry Stre eton, schoolteacher, and his wife Mary, née Johnson, whom Charles had met on his voyage from England in 1854 and married in 1857 on his appointment to Queenscliff. The family moved to Melbourne in 1874 when Charles joined the administrative staff of the Education Department. They settled at Richmond and Arthur attended the Punt Road State School...
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Pierre Adolphe Valette (13 October 1876 – 1942) was a French Impressionist painter. His most acclaimed paintings are urban landscapes of Man chester, now in the collection of Manchester Art Gallery. Today, he is chiefly remembered as L. S. Lowry's tutor. Born in Saint-Étienne in eastern central France, on 13 October 1876,[2] he trained at the Ecole Municipale de Beaux-Arts et des Arts Decoratifs in Bordeaux. Valette arrived in England for unknown reasons in 1904 and studied at the Birkbeck...
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Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Art Academy of Cincinnati during his senior year of high school an d then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his BFA in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer of the Happenings movement together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. He exhibited at the Judson Gallery, New York,...
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Amadeo was born in Mancelos, a parish of Amarante. At the age of 18, he entered the Superior School of Fine Arts of Lisbon and one year late r (on his 19th birthday) he went to Paris, where he intended to continue his studies but soon quit the architecture course and started studying painting. By then, he was especially experienced in caricatures. In 1908, he lived in number fourteen of the Cité de Falguière. There, he went to ateliers in the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Viti Academy of...
Topics: Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (Portuguese, 1887 - 1918)
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"His distinct multilayered surfaces and ensembles of repeated organic and mythical motifs carry on from previous works, now congealing in a  pictorial language in full bloom." ~Maibritt Borgen, Art Historian, New York ___ "Pierre Marie was born in Orléans, France and knew by the age of 14 that he was an artist. Although he never had formal art school training, he did have a teacher who encouraged him to follow his dreams. As a young man, he was inspired by, and worked with,...
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Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic or megalithic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work...
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Clarice Marjoribanks Beckett (1887-1935), painter, was born on 21 March 1887 at Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Joseph Clifden Beckett, bank manager, and his wife Elizabeth Kate, née Brown. Her grandfather was John Brown, a Scottish master builder who had designed and built Como House and its gardens in Melbourne. Clarice was a boarder at Queen's College, Ballarat, until 1903, before spending a year at Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School. She showed artistic ability, and after...
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Clifton Ernest Pugh (1924-1990), artist, was born on 17 December 1924 at Richmond, Melbourne, youngest of three sons of English-born Thomas Owen Pugh, assistant mechanical engineer, and his wife, Adelaide-born Violet Ogden, née Cooke. His maternal grandfather was the astronomer W. E. Cooke. Clif attended state schools at Frankston, Auburn, Briar Hill and Eltham in Victoria, Taringa in Queensland, and Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne in 1939, leaving school at 14. Working as a junior in a...
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Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945, in Donaueschingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. After taking courses in law at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg from 1965 to 1966, he studied art there under Peter Dreher. He continued his studies with Horst Antes at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe in 1969 before transferring the following year to the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he met Joseph Beuys. Beuys’s interest in deploying an array of cultural...
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Few painters can claim the strange alchemy of mixtures that attended the career of Edward Hopper. The term always hung on his work was “Real ist,” and yet no admirer has failed to notice the magical, uncanny quality to his scenes. Indeed, when the Whitney Museum launched their new building in 2015, the inaugural exhibition of the permanent collection placed Hopper’s masterpiece, Early Sunday Morning (1930) in a gallery themed as “surrealism.” His artistic training and his...
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